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Standard User john2007
(legend) Fri 16-Dec-11 11:40:41
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IE: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16214912
Internet Explorer: Microsoft plans 'silent' updates

From January, Internet Explorer (IE) users will be automatically updated to the latest version of the browser.

Microsoft said it was starting the project to update millions of machines to improve security online.

Future updates to the browser would be applied without a user's knowledge to help beat scammers catching people out with fake updates.

Those who did not want their browser updated could opt out or uninstall the software, said Microsoft.
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I wonder if this will be a Microsoft own goal.
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 16-Dec-11 11:47:25
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oh goody, we all get IE9 wether we want it or not.

So how do I keep IE8 on my machine then?
Standard User john2007
(legend) Fri 16-Dec-11 11:50:25
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The linked article suggests that will be possible.

"Microsoft said it had made tools that would let people avoid or uninstall the more up-to-date versions of the browsers if they wanted to stay with an older copy."


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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 16-Dec-11 11:50:37
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Turn off automatic updates.

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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-11 12:03:16
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Makes sense to me. Most end users don't care what browser is on their computer, and it's obviously better if the majority are using the same release.

I can't think why anyone would want to stick with 8 rather than 9, and those who stick with 7 or 6 just cause problems for web developers.

It's a bit like all the fuss about IE being pre-bundled with Windows 7. In the end, who really cared?
Standard User ukwiz
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Dec-11 12:21:13
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Great! Now I won't have to load my websites with cr*p just to pander to MS non-standards browsers.

Bring it on!!

David

BT (poor) -> Zen (excellent) -> O2 (started well, went downhill -> IDNet (waiting to see)
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 16-Dec-11 12:46:08
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Agreed.

From January it says. Will be looking with interest at February's browser stats sites.

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Scottish Labour politician: “The SNP are on a very dangerous tack. What they are doing is trying to build up a situation in Scotland where the services are manifestly better than south of the border in a number of areas.”

Interviewer: ”Is that a bad thing?”

Scottish Labour politician: “No, but they are doing it deliberately.”
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-11 13:09:49
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Exactly. IE 9 is far more compliant than earlier versions. No doubt this is one of the reasons for the move.
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 16-Dec-11 13:11:05
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All the signs are that Chrome will be the number 2 browser. Guess where Microsoft got the idea from to update their browser silently.
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Fri 16-Dec-11 14:41:28
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Let's hope they never merge.

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Scottish Labour politician: “The SNP are on a very dangerous tack. What they are doing is trying to build up a situation in Scotland where the services are manifestly better than south of the border in a number of areas.”

Interviewer: ”Is that a bad thing?”

Scottish Labour politician: “No, but they are doing it deliberately.”
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